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average heat related deaths so far. tonight, the mayors and governors offices are urging caution. >> the dog days of summer seems fun for kids taking a dip at the pool, but for the elderly and more vulnerable citizens, it could be high risk for serious illnesses or worse, death. >> for those who do not have air-conditioning, check on them every day. >> first lady katie o'malley and stephanie rawlings-blake urged all marylanders to pay extremely close attention to those most hon. in your community. >> i am asking all citizens -- those most vulnerable in your community. >> i am asking all citizens to take the hot weather seriously.
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>> so far, 12 heat related deaths have been reported. 11 of them had serious underlying health conditions. 10 of the 12 were discovered in doors without air conditioning, and eight of the 12 were seniors. none were considered homeless. in light of these 12 tragedies, the state is making sure, as is the city, that 15 cooling centers will be available for those who need it, as well as energy assistance programs so that people can still use their air conditioners. medical examiners also remind us to pay attention for those with heat exhaustion as well. >> for more information on how to be the hot days ahead of us, there's more information at our website wbaltv.com. the mayor also honored a couple of paramedics for their heroics
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in possibly saving some lives at a real about-rehabilitation center. -- at a rehabilitation center. >> during extreme heat, your body needs to rehydrate to avoid dehydration. here are some of the most commonly asked questions about health and the weather at our website. just click on medical alert at wbaltv.com. >> for now, we're still dealing with some of the wet weather that has moved through in the past few days. hd doppler has indicated the heaviest showers occurred in the past six hours. in the area especially around cecil county, there is a flood watch for the evening. there are still some showers falling off that way. especially around 953 cecil county.
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-- there are still some showers falling up that way. especially around 95 through cecil county. harter temperatures are on the way. the seven-day forecast in just a few minutes. >> breaking news right now. an apparent rescue situation going on. >> look at these pictures. we are route 1, north of 543, hickory, harvard county, accident where they have extricated the victim from the vehicle. one vehicle ran into a building. we know at least one person is injured and we see two people being attended to. traffic is able to get through on route one, but very, very slowly. they have requested a building inspector to check the integrity of this building.
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reporting live. >> any idea what led to this situation? >> i have no idea. i have been trying to figure out what happened. he was traveling northbound. it looks like he ended up crossing the southbound lane, up and did over the median strip, striking a vehicle and then flipping upside down into a vehicle. four vehicles involved. at least two people hurt. we do not know the extent of the injuries, but police and emergency crews are on the scene. >> the sex offender to baltimore county sheriff's mistakenly set free last month is back behind bars last -- tonight. police caught 34-year-old ernest clock at the belvedere hotel
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last night. the was released after a paperwork snafu. clark is being held in connection with a baltimore city rate case. he is also face it -- convicted -- he is also a convicted sex offender. last month, ronnie winkler pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend. he still faces charges here in baltimore for the murder of one woman and two rapes. he also served time in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl in 1994. >> baltimore police are looking to identify the victims of several home invasions in the area. baled a news conference hoping to find the owners of the stolen goods. -- they held a news conference hoping to find the owners of this stolen goods. >> first, they arrested a burglary suspect and then ended up finding thousands of dollars
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of items. included jewelry, electronics and dee dee's. there's a speaker system worked $3,000 -- worth $3,000. they have already linked him to two burglaries and believe that the stolen items will lead him to at least three more. -- lynch came to at least three more. >> right now, everything that we -- the stolen items will link him to at least three more. >> right now, everything that we have found links him to at least three burglaries dropped the city. we are hoping to find -- throughout the city. we are hoping to find the owners of the stolen goods. >> family and friends of the ellicott citiecity girl who was
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injured in a terrorist attack in uganda held a prayer meeting today. jim beattie is live outside mount desales academy -- kekim s outside mount desales academy. >> her family says their touched by the outpouring of support here at home. -- they are attached by the outpouring of support here at home >> they have gathered at mowl desales academy in cajuns' bill on wednesday. there was a prayer meeting for emily kerstetter, who had gone to uganda with her grandmother on mission work. >> amalie is weak, but alert.
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as is joanne. the cracks -- >> they were both taken to a hospital in johannesburg, joann for a broken arm and amalie for an injured leg. -- emily for an injured leg. >> she is a fighter. if she will get through this. >> -- she will get through this. >> her family was touched to find about the organizing for prayer for their family. >> she is a very compassionate person and really wanted to help people over there. >> she has a long road to recovery, including more surgeries. there's a support network at home and a strong faith to see your through id. >> she is very compassionate and motivated.
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>> her family is not sure when her condition will allow them to come back home again. >> bp still has not been given the go-ahead from the government to start a critical test on the new containment cap in place over the leaky geyser in the gulf. now there is concern those tests may not happen at all. it has been a day of frustration along the gulf coast. >> everything except the flow of oil is on hold. critical tests on the new containment have had been delayed because the scientists want more tests on what the data will provide. >> we need to be sure that this is the right test.
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>> and now there are reports that they could abandon the testing altogether over fears that it could damage the well. >> we have always said we will not take any action that could make things worse. >> we have also learned today that cruise drilling the relief well, which experts say is the best shot for stealing -- fort ceiling it. -- crews drilling the relief well, which experts say is the best shot for sealing the well, are standing by. it has been washing up on shore for 86 days. >> there have -- has been no indication of when they may
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resume. in fact, crews of to be finished with the drilling by the end of this month. >> we just received word that the federal government has given the go-ahead for bp to go ahead and test the new containment kappa. -- containment cap. researchers say that they want to document as much information as possible to determine if there is a link in the gulf and the effect on national -- natural resources. >> we can tell a difference in clams and oysters and so forth and in the dishes as well. then we will be able to assess what the damages are. >> experts also believe it will provide some insight into how humans will be affected. >> read came first, but to
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ignore the ag. -- the chicken or the egg -- >> which came first, the chicken or the egg? experts have decided to leave avandia on the market. >> [unintelligible] >> it happened during the february blizzard. the city caused the damage, but why isn't the city paying for it? we investigate in project economy. >> the fight over whether the stimulus plan is working and whether these next steps of the white house are warranted. [ male announcer ] thinking about your florida vacation
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>> many people who have worked their entire lives find themselves without work. by the billionaire warren buffett, his team insisted the obama is stimulus plan is working. creating more saving up to 1 million more jobs than first measured, maybe 3.6 million by the end of this year. >> brock and i had no illusions. the only way back was through the free enterprise system in the public sector. >> where are the jobs? >> business leaders set a new financial roles and -- business leaders said new financial rules and government regulations would cost jobs. >> they will keep their cash in their gene that the they figured out exactly where they can spend
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it and for the right return. >> but the senate could pass obama financial regulation this week to reduce the fear of a second economic meltdown. >> that may be the tip on the spear, that we start to move in a different direction. >> recovery, full employment, that is everyone's goal. it is sure to be the number-one issue in the upcoming elections. >> in tonight's medical alert, the majority of 33 expert panelists agree that the diet drug -- the diabetes drug avandia is riskier than its competitor, but those same experts voted to keep it on the market in some form. >> avandia should remain on the market. despite the fact that it can increase the risk for heart attack.
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>> there is not clear-cut evidence of harm. 80,000 -- >> a 2007 study linking it to increase risk in heart attack and cardiovascular disease is of concern. but it remains on the market and roughly 2 million americans are still using the drug. the new data presented at the meeting was contradictory, making it difficult to make a decision. >> it undermines people's belief and comfort in terms of our credibility. >> the fda will take the health advisories panel's suggestion
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under consideration and make a final decision in less than a month. >> 12 on the panel voted to remove avandia from the market completely, and the rest of them split their votes to keep it on the market, but with restrictions. about 56,000 people in the u.s. are infected about -- infected with hiv every year. the president wants to reduce the rate of new infections by 25% in the next five years. he urged treatment for patients within three months of diagnosis. >> reducing hiv infections, improving care for people living with hiv-aids, narrowing health disparities -- these are at the center of our health care strategy. they must be pursued hand-in- hand with our global healthcare
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strategy to roll back the affect of the virus. >> there are still some showers to dodge if you are out through the early evening, but the trend should be for drying if you're out tonight. in harford and cecil counties and the northern sections of kent counties and the upper eastern shore, you can see some showers there. you might hear a clap of thunder with a couple of these cells as they work their way across the region. the trend overnight will be for more and more of this to move out and drier weather to move in. you see that swirl of clouds
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just moving off. but things are starting to clear off to the west advise back in pennsylvania and eastern ohio. cecil county is still under a flash flood watch through the early evening. clouds and showers persist. temperatures have been held down all day. 70's and lower 80's with some sunshine. scattered showers through the air early evening and then clearing. 63 to 74 for the overnight low. this low pressure moves out. high pressure builds out -- builds south, clears the skies. just the fact that we are going to out lots more sunshine and temperatures will be much warmer.
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midnight because the next couple of days. another front perhaps bringing a thunderstorm to the start of the weekend. it should be a nice looking day tomorrow, although hot and humid. mediation are popping up on the eastern shore. here comes that front in the area on saturday with a couple of thunderstorms. with any luck it will push it further south and allow skies to clear. tomorrow we have the heat again, 9295. it makes it feel like it's in the upper 90's with mostly sunny skies. 82 degrees water temperature. the same thing at the beach, 82 degrees for the water temperature there. a good deal of sunshine on the chesapeake tomorrow. hot and humid, 93.
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91 degrees across the lower eastern shore. still near 90 saturday with a chance of a thunderstorm. partly cloudy on sunday and monday. >> the so-called barefoot bandit is back on u.s. soul -- u.s. soil after being deported from the bahamas. >> will have the latest on today's initial court appearance. >> making driving safer. that story, coming out. that story, coming out. more hit shows and movies on demand. your photos larger than life right on your tv...
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>> he was deported by the bahamas yesterday and today, the teenager called the barefoot in it is cooling his heels in a miami jail while the issue of who will represent him legally is decided. >>, and in custody after two years on the run. -- caught and in custody after two years on the rhine, the 19 year-old is facing charges -- on the rhine, the 19-year-old is facing charges for stealing things from airplanes to boats. he was arrested in the island country sunday after a high- speed boats chase.
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the teenaged fugitive committed at least 100 crimes in eight states. after bennett -- vanishing from a halfway house in washington state in 2008. his signature, his bare feet could be the link in evidence they need. >> it goldman in the jury's conviction. >> he had a troubled childhood. court documents say that when he was 17 he told a psychiatrist that his mother was abusive when she had been drinking. after his arrest, harris mo oore's attorney says that he is remorseful and just wants to go home. >> a movie in the making. >> oh, yes.
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still to come, an update on the ellicott teenager who was injured in a terrorist attack in uganda. >> and cars were damaged by emergency vehicles during the february blizzard. why isn't this city paying for the repairs? >> olympic gold medalist michael phelps hit the pool with some baltimore city students. we will tell you why he showed up. up. the >> a serious
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he inherited a $1.7 billion budget deficit... then an economic crisis. but martin o'malley went to work. cutting $5 billion in waste and government spending, while also making opportunities for middle class families a priority. freezing college tuition four years in a row, record investments in our schools, and tax credits for small businesses to create jobs. while other states are still struggling, martin o'malley is making the tough choices... to move maryland forward. >> live, local, late breaking why you are watching wbal tv 11
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news at 5:00 p.m. in hd with the -- with stan stovall, donna hamilton, chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. 11 news at 5:00 continues now. >> we continue to follow breaking news from hertford county where a car went into a building on hickory. there was a rescue operation under way just a few minutes ago. captain roy taylor will bring us up-to-date. >> you can see the damage done to the vehicle that was part from the other vehicle that struck it. this is route 1 of the in harford county. police have responded to the scene with their helicopters to transport one of the victims to shock trauma. we do not know the severity of the injuries at the time.
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another person was injured and they ended up going to upper chesapeake hospital. >> new at 5:30 p.m., you remember this. it was not that long ago that we were dealing with record snowfall and treacherous road conditions. unfortunately, some cars ended up on the wrong end of the fire truck. >> and now they're stuck with those repairs because the city is refusing to foot the bill. >> on february 9, the snow was fierce, the road tractors, and parked cars vulnerable. just ask cathy hamilton about what happened to her cadillac when a truck came down the street. >> it my car and got stuck.
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the truck was stuck in the middle of the street. >> that was not the only car in the 3300 block of park line that got snagged. my son came along and said a fireman just take your car. >> both filed claims with the city and both got letters from the state law department claiming it would investigate. the women were also told to submit estimates for fixing their cars. >> the estimates were kind of high and i did not want to send an income as i went around to get extra estimates. >> wilard's were about $1,200 ad hamilton's range 200 to $300. -- $200 to $300.
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both ladies got a letter back saying that based on maryland case law, skidding on a roadway is not by itself evidence of negligence. the court of appeals of maryland consistently rules this way. the city's sights two cases to support the denial. >> when you call city hall you expect to get some answers. and this we did not get. they just give us the big runaround. ? they are responsible, so to me, they should take care of the damages -- >> they are responsible, so to me, they should take care of the damages. >> we ask the city lawyer about the cases that the letter cited. >> what is the strategy here? >> whether they did anything more -- wrong or not, that is not the motive.
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it is to dissuade people from taking them to court. >> i wonder how many other people in the city that has happened to. >> this city mayor's office reports their warner 20 claims of accidents during the snowstorms. and out of the 127 claims that filed, 45 have been denied and 58 or so open and under review. >> the mere fact that its kids on ice or wet pavement does not amount to negligence. >> the city says the fire truck ad is no change on its rear wheels and that the preconditions caused the and preventable accidents. the city solicitor says the city is not a no-fault insurance company and is itself injured.
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>> every time a claim comes out of the -- out of a fine, the city pays those claims, but not for damage. it was not the conduct of the city. >> they can appeal the denial. >> they can also go to their insurance carrier, submit a claim and that the insurance carrier chase after us. >> they can also sue. >> what would happen if they brought a suit, with basic images paid -- putting you just pay it and do the right thing? -- what would happen if they brought a suit? according to you just pay it and do the right thing? >> i appreciate it if you would pay for my damages to my car.
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>> since the i-team spoke to cathy hamilton, she has had her car repaired. the cost was about $2,800. insurance did pay for most of it, but she did have to pay $500 deductible. she is concerned her insurance is like to go up. as for jeanie woods, she still has yet to get her car fixed. she also has a $500 deductible. >> the teenager from maryland in uganda is doing well after having surgery on her broken leg. emily kerstetter was part of a church group in uganda from pennsylvania. her grandmother, joanne kerstetter was also there and is expected to get riviere on your broken arm today. >> -- exposed to gea massive exa
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los angeles building top. officials say they know the cause, but see why it is only leading to more questions. >> new at 6:00 p.m., a long running dispute about
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>> that explosion after a fire ripped through a building complex in los angeles early this morning. it collapsed walls and more than 200 firefighters were called to stop the blaze. they had to dodge fiery chips of titanium. because of the blast is still under investigation. and there was an explosion in a steel plant near pittsburgh. it left at least 14 people with minor to moderate injury. one person was airlifted to the hospital with severe burns. no word yet on what caused that explosion. >> civil rights charges stemming from hurricane katrina.
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in the midst of all the chaos and confusion, police officers refined -- responded for a call for officers under fire on the bridge. they opened fire on flood victims. the two were killed. two officers are charged in the shooting and two others are covered -- are charged with covering it up. >> that is not what happened here. that is simply not true. the people doing -- conducted the investigation did so with integrity and with hard work and with the notion -- and the notion that evidence was manufactured is simply not true. and i really restraining myself from using strong language with that. >> the charge was deprivation of rights under cover of law and
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[unintelligible] >> the pair -- the pregnancy of sarah palin's daughter happened to be one of the most public pregnancies ever. >> she announced that she and johnston were getting married, but it never happened. while it apparently happens to be back on. >> hd doppler shows the rain becoming more scattered at beginning to wind down. we will look for some&m r sunshe in the insta-weather + seven-day forecast. 83 at b.w.i. marshall. 83 at b.w.i. marshall.
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and, oh yeah, bacon. all on a fresh toasted english muffin. mmm. guess we should leave you lovebirds alone now. crank up the flavor at subway. >> it is a demonstration of ford's safety technologies and innovations. and the man who invented the brakes explained from -- and who invented the safety belts explain why they work and where they are safe. >> what it does is
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[unintelligible] >> on impact this would automatically adjust. >> it would inflate in about a second. >> and this one other is the driver of a possible collision. >> it primes the break so you do not hit the car. >> this car will park itself for you. all of this technology has been made for everyone.
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>> i hope that we can develop the technology in the future where cars can actually talk to each other and adjust accordingly. there are implications for accident prevention there. >> and now, your 11 insta- weather plus forecast with chief meteorologist tom tasselmyer. >> some showers last saturday, but sunday was dry weather. monday and tuesday, showers back in the picture. still some scattered showers moving down out of pennsylvania and moving north. some more substantial showers over parts of cecil and harford counties. just about everyone in the state of maryland will see these showers dissipate.
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there is still a flood watch for parts of cecil county. you can see on the satellite imagery it continues to track. pick up another three-quarters of an inch here in baltimore today. 83 degrees for the high at the airport. that is below the normal. with that 0.75 on the rain gauge, the past five days have been making up a huge chunk of that deficit. we have a surplus of rain for the month now. we have a few inches of rain in some areas even more than that.
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some locations in the past five days have received 5, 6, 7 inches of rain. there is an indication that hot weather is coming in behind that wet weather pattern. 67 to 74 tonight with clear skies. high pressure building up and down the eastern seaboard. hot temperatures during the day tomorrow. the skies are clear tomorrow, maybe a couple of thunderstorms. lots of sunshine, hot and humid weather friday. 90 to 95 tomorrow and it is still going to be humid out. sunrise at 5:52 a.m.
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sensex 822 -- sunset at 8:22 p.m. it is going to be stifling hot, 93, and feeling like 95 to 100 with humidity. seven-day forecast, hot and humid thursday and friday. scattered thunderstorms are likely saturday and a slight chance for a shower on sunday. the temperature will stay in the 90's for the early part of next week. are you confused by all of those airline fees? well, congress is, too. >> when you fly, how much are you with the pain to travel? -- really a team to travel? -- how much are you really
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paying to travel? >> airlines need to be more a friend about all those extra fees. >> it hurts to fly feeling frustration over fees. from the lows to blankets -- pillows to blankets to $10 damages, many -- $10 sandwiches, many say they have had enough. congress has been demanding answers. >> did you realize that turgeon them a little bit less on the fair, but a lot more on the -- did you realize the advantage in charging them a little bit less on the fair, but a lot more on the backs? >> they are in the hot seat
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along with top officials from southwest. >> charging a fee for a product or service is a business decision as made by each individual airline -- business decision best made by each individual airline. >> congress wants them to disclose the cost to consumers are from before they buy their tickets. >> consumers need to make their rational decision based on the full economic cost of travel. >> there requiring airlines to disclose two ticket prices to passengers that would include taxes and also any extra fees. >> what is your breaking point when it comes to airline fees? go to our web pohle at wbaltv.com, -- go to our web
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poll at wbaltv.com, just click on consumer. >> and it is a shocking -- it is a shock. the wedding is back on. they're working out because the plan and that is where the relationship came from. johnston immediately recently acknowledged his statements last year when he and bristol brodie up. he says he has apologized. -- when he and bristol broke up. he says he has apologized. >> which came first, the chicken or the egg? the answer is supposedly inside
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the shell of the egg. there is an ingredient that can only be found from the chicken. >> baltimore is about to crack down on all of the city's waterfront communities. >> and michael phelps is a lesson to baltimore city students
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>> imagine getting free swimming lessons from an olympic gold medalist. >> i know, michaelnru phelps is
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giving free lessons in swim instruction to more than 50 baltimore city schoolchildren. how cool is that for those kids? >> very cool. it is a long way from beijing, china, but very close to his heart. >> michael phelps went down memory lane, sharing with young swimmers how to get over what used to be his own fear of the water. that is, before year and 14 gold medals. now phelps, along with members of his swim club, have pledged to give students 20 hours of free lessons over the summer. >> we're going to add new faces, more people to the sport. >> and it was evident that these young swimmers were paying close attention to every word and stroke.
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>> what did you learn from michael phelps today? >> how to freestyle and butterfly. we all had to go underwater and low and we learn how to do the kick. >> out of the pool, he shared some life lessons about making positive decisions. >> everything that you do is a learning experience and, for me, it is a part of growing up. i have learned from everything that i have done and if you keep learning along the way, you're good to go. >> it has left an impression on a new generation of the swimmers. >> michael phelps made quite an impression today. he says he's training for the next olympic competition in 2012.
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>> what a great experience for those kids. >> that is all for us at 5:00 p.m. >> here's a look at what is coming up at 6:00 p.m. >> an update on the 16-year-old girl who was injured in the bombing in africa. >> the mayor honors several paramedics' credited with saving a number of people's lives during last week's heat wave. >> this city ratchets up the pressure on a long-running dispute about baltimore waterfront, died. -- from an audit. >> live, local, late breaking, this is wbal tv 11 news at 6:00 p.m. in hd. >> and ellicott county teenager is doing well in new gone after

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